Elmore, Travis

Born: 1808-XX-XX Tennessee

Flourished: 1834 Sangamon County, Illinois

Elmore served as a volunteer in the Black Hawk War, first in Adam Smith's company from June 4 to July 2, 1831, and in Abraham Lincoln's company from April 21 to June 7, 1832. Following the war, Elmore married Elizabeth Scott in Sangamon County, Illinois, with whom he had at least four children. By 1850, they had moved to Cass County, where he worked as a farmer. By 1860, he had amassed $12,800 in real estate and $1,250 in personal property.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 642; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:91, 178; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 16 January 1834, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 65; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Cass County, IL, 94.